Regarding the Amazon Firestick, have you tried turning off, or pausing, the Video Data Saver while streaming with such? Without doing so almost anything streamed in HD will buffer. What is Video Data Saver? Keep in mind, though, that streaming in HD uses up to 3GB or more per hour. You may still be in the relaxed bandwidth state given to new residential account holders for the first twenty days of service, so you may not be seeing any data usage on your account, at this point.
Though the service can be affected by inclement weather, including snow, like any home satellite service, it's not like anytime the dish gets snow on it the service doesn't work. I live in one of the snowiest parts of the country and my service works just fine, though I do have to clean the dish of snow every now and again.
It's a little hard to tell from your description of the Early Termination fees, as Residential Plans have a maximum ETF of $400 for the service and $240 for Voice (if one has such), but if you have a Business Plan please call 800-347-3272 for support, as this site is for Residential Account holders. I only bring this up due to your stated ETF of "$800+".
I'm sure the Reps will reply. They're on M-F from 8AM to 5PM EST, though it can take them a day or two to reply.
For residential customers leasing the equipment, the ETF is a max of $400.
For business customers leasing the equipment, the ETF is a max of $880.
I cant post a screenshot unfortunately but the current fees I’m looking at are directly from the Hughesnet website which states the lease termination fee schedule. Termination of a leased residential account not including voice is listed at $800 if terminated within 0-6 months of activation, more if the equipment is not returned.
Could you please post the URL of the site you're looking at? The reps will need to address this misinformation if it is on a HughesNet site.
Edit: I found similar info about an $800 ETF for an account terminated within 0-6 month, but it was information for old Business account leases. I can find nothing in a Google search regarding this info for a Residential account.
Please refrain from foul language. This is a public site. Please respect that, as well as the Community Guidelines and the Community Terms of Service.
Also, from what you described, your speed was throttled due to exhausting your data. Upgrading your plan only gives you more data to use before you run out and are throttled. Running out of data and having your speed throttled is not HughesNet's fault.
Funny how you don't say anything about misrepresentation regarding VPN
I didn't address the VPN comment due to not being able to verify its validity. It took six months before your request to cancel.